Nevada County Law Library
The Nevada County Law Library is the primary depository of legal reference materials for the County of Nevada, and provides open access of these resources to all members of the community.
Located in Nevada City on the first floor of the Nevada County Courthouse, the Law Library collection contains approximately 6,000 volumes of reference materials, including: Nolo Press self-help law books, the Nevada County Codes, California Code, State Supreme and Appellate court reports, and the Municipal Codes of Grass Valley, Nevada City, and Truckee.
Law Library will be closed on Thursday, April 20, 2023 for training.
NEW - Nolo Press books are available on line through Nevada County Law Library.
Log in to Nolo Press and EBSCO books
User name = CA
Password = nevada
Computer workstations are available for accessing several online resources including legal research websites, Westlaw and CEB OnLAW, Judicial Council forms, legal pleadings, and word processing.
The Nevada County Superior Court's Self-Help Center is located adjacent to the Law Library. This award-winning self-help center provides legal information on court procedures, form packets with instructions, and alternatives to civil litigation, such as mediation. Areas of law include: Adoption, Guardianship, Name Change, Unlawful Detainer (Eviction), Civil Harassment, Modification of Probation, and Traffic. The Self-Help Center is also home to the county's Family Law Facilitator and Small Claims Advisor.
A copy machine is available at the Law Library for 25¢ a page, and an electric typewriter is also on-site for use.
Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees of the Nevada County Law Library meets on the third Wednesday of every month, 12:15 - 1:00 p.m., in the Law Library Conference Room. The public is invited to attend.
MCLE CDs and videos are available at the Nevada County Law Library. Additionally, the vast resources of the Sacramento County Law Library are available at saclaw.org. Visit the site for information on MCLE credit classes or their collection of audio tapes and videotapes published by CEB, the California Trial Lawyers Association, the Public Defender Association, the Rutter Group, and other publishers.
Many programs meet MCLE self-study requirements. These materials can be obtained through the Nevada County Law Library interlibrary loan program that is available to all Nevada County attorneys. Your voluntary donation included with local annual bar membership pays for this service.
SPECIAL NOTICE – CENTER and LAW LIBRARY CLOSED
The Self-Help Center / Family Law Facilitator / Small Claims Advisor / Law Library will be closed on the following days:
- Thursday, November 24 and Friday November 25, 2022 for Thanksgiving.
- Friday, December 2, 2022 for training.
- Monday, December 26, 2022 for Christmas.
Calls and emails will be returned when we return.
While we are out, you can still help yourself.
You can find many resources at
Self-Help - self-help (ca.gov)
All of the statewide Judicial Council Court forms are at:
Find Your Court Forms (ca.gov)
SHARP portal walks through many kinds of forms:
Online Resources – Sharp Courts
You can do research through the Sacramento County Law Library site at the link below. Note that they post Sacramento-specific addresses and court procedures, but the general information is very helpful.
Law 101 - saclaw.org
If you need assistance, you can contact:
Legal Services of Northern California (Auburn Office)
190 Reamer Street Auburn, CA 95603
Telephone numbers Voice: 530-823-7560